Supplements

Dietary supplement recommendations can be found everywhere on commercials, through social media influencers, and from your neighbors, friends, and family. With thousands of products on the market, the process of choosing the right vitamins and supplements can be overwhelming.

Though many supplements are certainly beneficial to your health, evidence varies widely, and it’s important to know which can benefit your health and which may be harmful.

I stay on top of current research on supplements and translate to you, unbiased, researched, and scientifically credible supplement information so you can make the best decisions. 

 

Creatine: Your Muscle-Building Ally

Creatine as your trusted muscle-building partner. Remember: Choose monohydrate. Take 5g daily. Be consistent. Forget the myths. With creatine fueling your workouts, you'll unlock your full muscle-building potential and reach your fitness goals faster. So, start your creatine journey and experience the p ...

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Vitamin B12 Recommendations

A Dietitian's Recommendation for Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an important water-soluble vitamin important for red blood cell production, brain health and DNA synthesis. A deficiency in this key vitamin can cause serious symptoms, including fatigue, nerve damage, digestive issues and neurol ...

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Probiotics and Prebiotics

Prebiotics Feed the Probiotics A plant based diet provides lots of prebiotics that feed probiotics, the "good" gut bacteria. Living inside of your gut are 300 to 500 different kinds of bacteria containing nearly 2 million genes called probiotics. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful& ...

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Top Ten List of Key Vitamins and Minerals

liver, 3.5 oz, braised (10,602 µg RAE) sweet potato, 1/2 cup cooked (958 µg RAE) carrot, baby, 3 ounces, about 8 (517 µg RAE) mango, 1 medium (389 µg RAE) spinach, 2/3 cup cooked, (494 µg RAE) cantaloupe, 1 cup (213 µg RAE) squash, acorn, 2/3 cup cooked (244 µg RAE) milk, 1 c ...

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Nutrition for Eye Health

Nutrition for Eye Health Our eyes require several nutrients to function optimally and maintain its health. In the last 20 years, eye health research has linked diet and nutrition with a decreased risk of macular degeneration (AMD), slowed progression of the disease in those that have AMD, cataracts, dry eye, visual loss ...

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Choosing a Sports Carbohydrate Replacement

If you are exercising vigorously for 1-2 ½ hours then it's smart to consume a 120-240 calories (30-60 grams of carbs, lower amount for person weighing less and/or less vigorous exercise) per hour snack or beverage to keep your blood sugar and energy levels stable throughout your hike. If you are exercisin ...

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Which Protein Powder to Choose?

Protein powders are a convenient way to help make sure that your body gets enough protein. People use them for a variety of reasons — to lose weight, to improve sports performance, build muscle mass and for overall wellness. The protein powder options are endless. And the terms used onpackage labeling can ...

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Calcium and Osteoporosis Prevention

Calcium is an important nutrient for people of all ages. Not only is it a major player in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, calcium is also vital to a number of basic body functions and may help in the prevention of hypertension as well. Take this time to evaluate how much calcium you get in your diet. Osteop ...

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Glucosamine Supplements: Which form is best?

Glucosamine is sometimes recommended for someone who has joint pain or arthritis. It appears to offer benefits for both pain relief and slowing down arthritis but check the label. The best form of glucosamine is SULPHATE. Glucosamine HYDROCHLORIDE has been shown to be less effective. Also, make sure your dosage is enoug ...

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Guide to Choosing the Best Supplement Omega-3 Supplement

Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty AcidsOmega-3 fatty acids are associated with many health benefits. New studies are identifying potential benefits for a wide range of conditions including cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, high triglycerides, anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, eczema, asthma, osteoporosis, ...

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